IN - Jacob Smith, 3, drowned in bathtub, Trafalgar, 27 Feb 2012

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  1. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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  3. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    From your link:

    TRAFALGAR, Ind. (WISH) - A Trafalgar mother with possible mental problems told police she drowned her 3-year-old son, and officers believe she may have then been seeking suicide by cop.






    Smith was being held Tuesday at the Johnson County Jail without bond on a charge of murder and a charge of attempted murder for swinging an ax at a police officer, officials say.




    Just last week, police officers asked Smith’s mother to take away an ax they said she’d been sleeping with on a regular basis. Smith’s mother did, but apparently her daughter had another.



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    WHY??????
     
  4. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    And why - if mom was SLEEPING WITH AN AX - was the child allowed an unsupervised sleepover?
     
  5. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    I have a feeling the grandmother has a lot of explaining to do.

    I'm sure she will blame herself for this for a long time. What a hard lesson to learn.
    But, the mother didn't have custody FOR A REASON! This child should have never been allowed to stay with his mother.

    Such a sad case. Too bad the mother didn't get help before she killed this innocent child.
    She is obviously insane.
     
  6. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    This is exactly why kids are often placed in foster care instead of with other family members. It is really hard to prevent things like this from happening because grandparents feel pulled in different directions. She probably thought her daughter would NEVER ever harm her little boy. What a tragic thing. :rose:
     
  7. the seeker

    the seeker New Member

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    this is sad on so many levels....
     
  8. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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  9. angela

    angela New Member

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    From the above article:
    The boy's grandparents had custody of him, though a judge recently granted Smith permission to have Jacob one night every week.

    This makes absolutely no sense. How in the world could a judge have ordered that with this woman's history. This is horrible.
     
  10. krkrjx

    krkrjx Comfortably Numb

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    It sounds from the news article as though this overnight visit happened because of a judge's order rather than a grandmother's inappropriate decision.
     
  11. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    I'm wondering if the judge ordered a supervised overnight visit? That would seem more reasonable, since the mom had had the child removed from her care previously.
     
  12. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    So tragic! RIP baby
     
  13. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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  14. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Little Jacob with his curls...

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  15. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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  16. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    They need to institutionalize her PRONTO!
     
  17. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Oh, she was already in a padded cell.
     
  18. jjenny

    jjenny Active Member

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    Not often enough since CPS has its goal set on re-unification. Which means they rather place children with family members.
     
  19. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From September 2014:

    http://www.indystar.com/story/news/...falgar-mom-gets-years-sons-drowning/15845179/

     

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